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As a man clinging for dear life to the hair I still possess, I get a tad upset when I witness an actor willingly shaving him or herself bald.
But it's a powerful visual device movies use to signify personal transformation. When we see those healthy locks float to the floor like freshly fallen follicle tears, cut short in the prime of their lives, we know something huge has happened to a character. They've made the ultimate sacrifice: self-imposed baldness.
In the new film "50/50" (Sept. 30), Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes it all off as he battles cancer. In honor of his heroic sacrifice, we've compiled a list of eight of the closest shaves in movie history. Get More »